Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 26, 2018

Just “ASK” for Information about Senior Services in Union County

Union County, NJ — Union County residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have a choice of eight dates and locations in January 2019 to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging through ASK, the Aging Services Kiosk community outreach program.

Staff will be present at public libraries in Elizabeth, Cranford, Clark, Garwood, Mountainside, Rahway, Summit, and Union. The Rahway session will have bi-lingual (Spanish speaking) staff on hand.

“The purpose of ASK is to help residents obtain information about programs and services available to seniors and their caregivers,” said Sergio Granados, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “The ASK program brings our knowledgeable, experienced Division on Aging staff, based in Elizabeth, to locations throughout Union County to make it easier for residents to get expert assistance close to home.”

Through the ASK program, staff from the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection have been traveling throughout Union County providing information about home delivered meals, respite care, home care, adult day care and other support services for seniors, family members and caregivers.

Assistance with completing applications and forms is also provided.

All Union County residents are welcome to attend any ASK event. The January 2019 dates and locations are:

Monday, January 7
Elizabeth Public Library – LaCorte branch
418 Palmer Street, Elizabeth, 07202
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Wednesday, January 9
Cranford Public Library
224 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, 07016
10:00 – 12:00 noon

Thursday, January 10
Rahway Senior Center
Bi-lingual staff will be available at this site
1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway, 07065
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Monday, January 14
Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue, Clark, 07066
10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Thursday, January 17
Garwood Public Library
411 Third Avenue, Garwood, 07027
10:00 – 12:00 noon

Friday, January 18
Mountainside Public Library
Constitution Plaza, Mountainside, 07092
10:00 – 12:00 noon

Monday, January 28
Summit Public Library
75 Maple Street, Summit, 07901
10:30 – 12:30

Tuesday, January 29
Union Public Library
1980 Morris Avenue, Union, 07083
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The goal of the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection is to promote wellness, independence, dignity and choice for seniors and their families. It is one of 670 “Area Agencies on Aging” nationwide established under the federal Older Americans Act. The division has information printed in both English and Spanish.

Check for the upcoming schedule of stops for an ASK kiosk coming near you as dates and locations are posted in local newspapers, the Senior News, Facebook, Twitter and the Union County website, ucnj.org.

For further information about the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, call the division’s toll-free number: 888-280-8226 or 908-527- 4870 or 4858. Spanish speakers may call 908-527-4863.  Information may be viewed on the Union County government website at ucnj.org

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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